Current Association Activities


Click Here:  Our 2009 Reunion
Will Be Held in Branson, Missouri,
Sunday, October 4th thru
Wednesday, October 7th

Further Details will be posted
when known...


2009 Laffey Work Party


All 2009 Work Parties are CANCELLED
due to necessary hull repairs!

Mark your calendars:  April 18-25, 2009.

If you plan to attend, please inform Sonny Walker
and give him your preference for sleeping quarters

Please reserve lower bunks and Forward
Officers Quarters for the OLD GUYS

(I had nothing to do with this request, but I must
admit that the legs just ain't what they used to be!)

We're looking forward to another productive work party.

Sonny Walker
2951 Colchester Circle
Abingdon, MD  21009
Phone: (410) 515-3223

This is a preliminary posting so everyone can start making plans on attending.
The actual cost and events will be updated when known!

Printable 2012 Form to use

2012 Ships Reunion

Where:  Quality Inn & Suites
196 Patriots Point Rd ,
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
Phone: (843) 856-8817     Fax: (843) 856-8818
Toll Free: 1-800-704-4480

Hotel exterior

Outdoor pool

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

When:  to be posted and updated when known

Room Rates:   The 2008 reunion reflect a $5.99 increase from the September 2006 Reunion.
This is a cost of doing business increase.

Be sure and ask for the "Laffey Reunion Rate".
Rate ranges are as follows:

Standard Room: One King or Two Queens:  $74.99
Special Room: Two Queen Suit w/Microwave & Refrigerator:  $84.99
King Suites: One King Bed, Microwave, Refrigerator, Sofa Sleeper and Two-Person Whirlpool: $94.99

Reunion Fee:  Will post when known / per/adult

Check in:   3:00 PM    Sunday,   October 5th
Check out: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 9th

We have blocked 80 rooms for our reunion

Area attraction

The Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Point is conveniently located at the entrance to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, which is home to the USS Yorktown, a 19,800 ton aircraft carrier, the submarine, USS Clamagore, the Coast Guard Cutter, USCG Ingham, and the USS Laffey, the best looking ship in the place. 

This Quality Inn & Suite is minutes from the Charleston Harbor Marina, the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Golfers will love being less than one mile from Patriots Point Golf Links. Enjoy superb dining on picturesque Shem Creek, which is also less than one mile away.

The hotel is situated at the foot of the Cooper River Bridge, the closest hotel to the bridge's new bicycle/pedestrian lane, complete with observation decks and bench-style seating. Also adjacent to the hotel is a nature trail, affording walkers and bicyclers stunning views of the Charleston harbor.

Cross the Cooper River Bridge and enter Charleston's romantic history. Visitors will enjoy graceful antebellum homes, waterfront parks and beautiful gardens. Enjoy unique shopping, horse drawn carriage rides and world-class dining in the Charleston market.

Guests of this Mount Pleasant hotel are invited to enjoy a free breakfast buffet, featuring eggs, bacon, cereals, grits, biscuits and gravy, pastries, fresh fruit and more.

Additional full-service amenities and features include:



2008 Reunion Events

The Patriots Point events:


        Laffey 2008 Reunion    
        Mt. Pleasant, SC            
        October 5-8, 2008            
      WELCOME ALL HANDS          
Quality Inn and Suites                
196 Patriots Point Rd.                  
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464                  
Mary Travis-Ross                  
Room Cost $74.99 - $84.99 - $94.99 per night plus tax          
        Reunion cost $140.00 per person            
10/5/08 Sunday 9:00 til   Registration and Free Day. Hospitality Room Open    
10/6/08 Monday 9:30AM   Bus leaves hotel for Magnolia Plantation Tour    
10/6/08 Monday 3:00PM   Arrive Hotel from tour          
10/6/08 Monday 4:00-5:00PM Private Showing of "Laffey Men" in USS Yorktown theatre(Private Cars)
10/6/08 Monday Evening   Free time. Hospitality Room Open      
10/7/08 Tuesday 9:30am    Depart hotel for Memorial Service aboard Laffey (Private cars)  
10/7/08 Tuesday 10:00AM   Memorial Service aboard Laffey        
10/7/08 Tuesday 11:00AM-1:00PM Tour Laffey and Patriots Point        
10/7/08 Tuesday 2:00PM   Bus departs hotel for Bubba Gump's Seafood Restaurant  
10/7/08 Tuesday 3:30PM approx Free time to explore downtown Charleston      
10/7/08 Tuesday 5:30PM   Depart Bubba Gump's for hotel        
10/7/08 Tuesday Evening   Free time. Hospitality Room Open      
10/8/08 Wednesday 8:30AM   Board of Directors Meeting        
10/8/08 Wednesday 9:30AM   General Meeting in Hospitality Room      
10/8/08 Wednesday 11:30AM-6:00PM Free time. Hospitality Room Open      
10/8/08 Wednesday  6:00 PM  
Banquet at Omar Temple
6:00 PM Cash Bar opens 7:00 PM

Buffet line opens.
10/9/08 Thursday 11:00AM   Check Out          
Free breakfast at the hotel.                
A bar and grill is next door at the Omar Temple "The Pointe Grill" There is a new footbridge to walk to the restaurant.
There will be a cash bar in the hospitality room.
50-50 and model Raffle drawings at the Banquet.
Any questions about personal tours, just ask at the desk. There are plenty of brochures in the lobby.    



Please advise Sonny walker if you plan to attendA head count is needed in order
to plan the various events.  Your President can be reached at
410-515-3223 or




Reunion & Work Party Pictures

2007 Fred Nardei Reunion Photos Index Page

First Reunion Documentary

2003 November Work Party Pictures from Bob Hill

2003 Reunion Pictures from John Matthews

2003 Reunion Pictures from Fred Nardei

2003 March Work Party Pictures from Sonny Walker

2003 (Jan) Mini Work Party Pictures from Sonny Walker

2003 (Jan) Mini Work Party Pictures from Jack MacCaskill

2002 October Work Party Pictures from Sonny Walker

2002 October Work Party Pictures from Bob Hill

2002 March work party pictures from Bob Hill

2002 Reunion pictures from Sonny Walker

2002 Reunion pictures from Bob Hill

2002 Reunion pictures from Doug Ward

2002 March Work Party Pictures taken by Sonny Walker

2002 March Work Party Pictures taken by Woody Gedusky

2002 March Work Party Pictures taken by Pete LaCore

2001 Work Party Pictures from Ari Phoutrides' Album

2001 Work Party Pictures from Sonny Walker's Album

Formal Pictures from 2001 Las Vegas Reunion

April 2001 Reunion Pictures

2000 April Reunion Pictures

2000 April Work Party Pictures

2000 October Work Party Thumbnails

October 1999 Work Party Pictures

Sonny Cavanaugh's work party pictures






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